The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 72 71 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.91% 6.41% 4.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.33% 6.79% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £427 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -17.30%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1138 1045 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.43% 94.31% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 465 423
Average daily rate £380 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 21
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £26.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 47 (41.23%) Finance
2 20 (17.54%) Oracle
2 20 (17.54%) Banking
3 17 (14.91%) Management Information System
4 16 (14.04%) SQL
5 15 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.53%) Web Services
6 12 (10.53%) Internet
6 12 (10.53%) Firewall
6 12 (10.53%) CESG
6 12 (10.53%) CESG CLAS
6 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
6 12 (10.53%) Oracle Database
7 11 (9.65%) Risk Management
7 11 (9.65%) Information Security
7 11 (9.65%) Information Assurance
7 11 (9.65%) GPG13
7 11 (9.65%) Protective Monitoring
8 10 (8.77%) Windows
8 10 (8.77%) Migration
9 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
9 8 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (7.02%) Business Analysis
9 8 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (7.02%) Network Security
10 7 (6.14%) UNIX
10 7 (6.14%) Linux

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.26%) SAS
2 5 (4.39%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.63%) IIS
4 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.75%) Documentum
6 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.88%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.53%) Internet
1 12 (10.53%) Firewall
1 12 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
1 12 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
2 8 (7.02%) Network Security
3 7 (6.14%) SAN
4 4 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (2.63%) Connectrix
5 3 (2.63%) DNS
6 2 (1.75%) Intranet
6 2 (1.75%) DHCP
7 1 (0.88%) HTTP
7 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.88%) SSL
7 1 (0.88%) MPLS
7 1 (0.88%) X.509
7 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.75%) DB2
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.88%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.88%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.88%) Cognos Event Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Selenium
1 2 (1.75%) Maven
2 1 (0.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.88%) Zephyr
2 1 (0.88%) Ant
2 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.88%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 47 (41.23%) Finance
2 20 (17.54%) Banking
3 6 (5.26%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) Retail
5 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) Web Services
2 4 (3.51%) HTML
3 3 (2.63%) .NET
3 3 (2.63%) J2EE
4 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) JavaBeans
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.88%) JAAS
5 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.88%) Spring
5 1 (0.88%) JSF
5 1 (0.88%) jBPM
5 1 (0.88%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.88%) Drools
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.91%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.53%) CESG
2 12 (10.53%) CESG CLAS
3 5 (4.39%) GIS
4 4 (3.51%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.51%) Photography
4 4 (3.51%) Semantic Web
5 2 (1.75%) RMADS
5 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.88%) DataPower
6 1 (0.88%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.77%) Windows
2 7 (6.14%) UNIX
2 7 (6.14%) Linux
3 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.63%) Windows 2000
4 3 (2.63%) Solaris
5 2 (1.75%) AIX
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (9.65%) Information Security
3 11 (9.65%) Risk Management
3 11 (9.65%) Information Assurance
3 11 (9.65%) Protective Monitoring
4 10 (8.77%) Migration
5 8 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (7.02%) Business Analysis
6 6 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 6 (5.26%) Project Management
6 6 (5.26%) ETL
6 6 (5.26%) Analytics
6 6 (5.26%) Integration Testing
7 5 (4.39%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (4.39%) Investment Management
7 5 (4.39%) Workflow
8 4 (3.51%) Security Management
8 4 (3.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.04%) SQL
2 4 (3.51%) Java
3 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.75%) C#
3 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.88%) Jython
4 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.88%) Python
4 1 (0.88%) Perl
4 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.14%) CISSP
2 5 (4.39%) CISA
2 5 (4.39%) CEH
2 5 (4.39%) CISMP
3 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.75%) Degree
4 2 (1.75%) CISM
4 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) GPG13
2 3 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.75%) SLA
3 2 (1.75%) QA
4 1 (0.88%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.75%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.88%) Legato
4 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.88%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.88%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (17.54%) Oracle
2 7 (6.14%) EMC
3 4 (3.51%) Informatica
3 4 (3.51%) HP
4 3 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.63%) JBoss
4 3 (2.63%) Symantec
4 3 (2.63%) Charles River
4 3 (2.63%) VMware
5 2 (1.75%) Brocade
5 2 (1.75%) Ab Initio
5 2 (1.75%) NetApp
5 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.75%) IBM
6 1 (0.88%) Sun
6 1 (0.88%) Cognos
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix
6 1 (0.88%) Polycom